NDP leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change tour to Winnipeg on Thursday.
Mulcair said Canadian military personnel will immediately come home from Iraq and Syria this fall — months earlier than planned — if the NDP wins the October 19 federal election.
Mulcair says the mission falls neither under the umbrella of the United Nations nor NATO, and a New Democrat government wants no part of a U.S.-led coalition.
Canada has a half-dozen fighter jets flying bombing missions in both Middle East countries, and several dozen special forces military trainers working with Kurdish fighters in Iraq to fight Islamic militants — a commitment that now extends to March.
Mulcair made the announcement at the Operating Engineers Training Institute.
He then departed for Edmonton, where he will be appearing at a rally later this evening.
Mulcair is the first federal leader to visit Winnipeg twice during the campaign. Conservative leader Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau have each made a stop since the election was called in August.
— With files from The Canadian Press